Social Business Sandy

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Category: women

AWESOME women in India! WOW! Thanks EY!

Gang:  I was invited in an incredible Women’s Top Leadership in India dinner last night!

vice chair EY

I was thrilled with the closeness of this group and their support of each other!

I met

  • the Vice Chair of Tax from EY Kate Barton
  • The HR Goddess of Infosys
  • VISA Senior Leadership
  • Goldman Sachs Board
  • Time Warner
  • And the awesome Latnika Pai!

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Join me at the WITI Summit! From IoT, to speaker success tips, to millennials ….

Over 5500 Coming to the Professional Business Women of California!

Bluemix Girls Night out! Diversity improves performance and increases innovation

Organizations that are the most inclusive of women in top management achieve 35% higher return on equity (ROE) and 34% better total return to shareholders versus their peers – and research shows gender diversity to be particularly valuable where innovation is key, according to research conducted by Illuminate Ventures.

Despite women making up more than 50% of the population, women are conspicuously absent in IT. Only 3% of tech companies were founded by women, and, of venture-backed startups, only 1.3% have a female founder and only 6.5% have a woman CEO. Women make up half of all consumers, but by not having their voice included in the development of today’s new technology, the world is missing out on a wave of new technology and products that would appeal to both genders.

Women in IT has always been low, but today it is even lower than 30 years ago. Today, women represent 12% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37% of all computer science graduates.

Much of this has to do with exposure to computer science before college and during college. According to Code.org, nine out of ten schools don’t even offer computer science classes, and in 28 out of 50 states, computer science doesn’t count towards a math or science credit.

This is why I love the focus on more women in Computer Science!  Join our movement to get more women in Tech!

In Japan, our team hosted a great event for a “Girls Night Out” around the cloud!

If you are interested in hosting a “Bluemix Girls Night Out” in your region, please let me know!

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Come to WITI! Our 25th Anniversary!

So, why am I so excited to be attending the WITI conference in a matter of days?

Check out this video to find out!

Hopefully see you at WITI in Santa Clara, CA!

Women Entrepreneur Day Sponsored by IBM!!! Feb 3 An Infographic

Women-led businesses receive only 13% of VC deals, and that’s up 20% YTY, according to Pitchbook, a venture-capital research firm. This is good momentum! And for me, this is means 2014 will continue to be a breakout year for women in technology too.

I’m also thrilled to help spark this breakout by hosting IBM Global Entrepreneur Week, February 3-7th. I’m honored to be the first woman to host this premier event.   Register to join us!

http://vshow.on24.com/vshow/EntrepreneurWeek/registration/5787#

This one-of-a-kind event will feature virtual and in-person opportunities to learn from and network with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, academic leaders, IBM executives and IBM Business Partners. There’s no better place to connect with other female entrepreneurs and find out what it takes to build and maintain a successful startup … and there’s no better time to register!

Spread the word with all of your fellow female entrepreneurs using the promo below on all of your social networks. Then join us on February 3 during our Online Bash at 10:30 AM EST to hear from leading women on how to survive this competitive marketplace.

I hope to virtually see you there!  Register NOW!

http://vshow.on24.com/vshow/EntrepreneurWeek/registration/5787#

Woman Entrepreneurs

Women Rock Social !

Tonight I was doing a little reading on woman and men in the Social World.

Did you know that:

  • 74% of women were users of social networking sites, compared with 62% of men. (Source: Pew Research Center)
  • 25% of online US women use Pinterest, compared to 5% for men. (Source: Pew Research Center)
  • Moms are 16% more likely than other women to visit Facebook daily (85% vs. 73%). (Source: Performics)

The biggest difference in engagement that I found to date was about the type of tools that are used.  What do you think ?  Are there other differences?

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